The problem I have with the benchmarks is that I haven't seen that translated into real world differences. My mom has a 4S and it seems similar in terms of performance to my phone. Mind you, I haven't really done anything demanding on her phone but it seems to perform similarly to my phone doing the same/similar tasks. Of course, the important comparison would be between using really demanding tasks to see a difference. I just can't say I've seen the iphone do anything that a high end android device couldn't handle similarly.
I will admit that apple clearly does a better job of getting more from the hardware used. As discussed before, I also think this is partially at the sacrifice of some advantages of android.
well duh of course it is hard. it's like asking if most people will see a differnce loading Google.com if one had a 400Mb/s @ 10ms ping responce time and another 100Mb/s @ 10ms ping respone time...it's fast enough that menial tasks don't really show.
yeah the second point is true, and it's due to their closed loop system. Android had to sacrifice performnace with JVM by going wih dvm
download "epic citadel" on ur moms iphone right now, its free and was a last yrs graphics demo. check out the AA, reflections and color. Getting infinity blade 2, rage, and real racing 2 will eally show you iphones guts in action